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New tunnel server now online #tunnel

Frank Hoonhout
 

Greetings

I have completed the addition of a new tunnel server (KJ7DZ-TUN-SLM) to the the mesh network.  It is ready for those wishing to connect via a tunnel over the internet.

To get connected, send me an email (fhoonhout at yahoo.com) with your device name and I respond back to you with the information you need for the client side. 

Frank...
KJ7DZ


Yakima Washington Live Mesh Map #map #survey

Brett Popovich KG7GDB
 

If you would like to see other AREDN mesh activity via a regular web browser...

There is a group in Yakima WA with a live mesh map showing their AREDN mesh network.
http://ka7hak.thatip.net:7773/meshmap

They use the same KG6WXC mesh mapper software used by Willamette Valley Mesh.
https://arden.k9rcp.net/meshmap/map_display.php#8/44.984/-122.734

Here is the link to the Southern CA mesh mapper:
https://mapping.kg6wxc.net/meshmap

These online maps allow you to know location, channel usage, bandwidth, and SSID for AREDN mesh networks.
AREDN radios are interoperable emergency devices which can join other regional networks by setting your device to these network settings during travel or emergencies.

73,
Brett, KG7GDB


AREDN Basics Video #beginners

Brett Popovich KG7GDB
 

From https://www.arednmesh.org/, this posting
"AREDN® Overview on YouTube

Steve AB7PA just released a YouTube video that he produced to explain the basics of establishing an AREDN mesh network.
In just over 17 minutes, Steve answers all the questions you might have if you are new to mesh networking.
Take a look at Steve's video here."
-Brett, KG7GDB


K9RCP-RMS and OSLR

Richard, K9RCP
 

If you have setup a K9RCP RMS Relay in your Winlink Please remove it and use the new stable K9RCP-RMS

Next thing... I just spent hours learning about oslr the software that runs our network. :D

All I can say is I can inject my own servers as full nodes with dtdlink and do some really cool stuff.  Just need more time before I can show more :D






Re: Can someone post the Tiny PxE Server files to groups.io file section?

n7ime@...
 

I have a downloaded copy of the PXE Server that has been scanned with Sophos and appears to be clean. Attaching it here in case someone else needs it.

Also, I'm pretty sure I have identified the correct .bin file: aredn-1837-fa2f1b7-ar71xx-mikrotik-rb-nor-flash-16M-ac-sysupgrade.bin


Can someone post the Tiny PxE Server files to groups.io file section?

n7ime@...
 

I'm trying to set up a hAP AC Lite.

The AREDN link to http://reboot.pro/files/file/303-tiny-pxe-server/ has two options for download; the Dropbox link is dead and the http://erwan.labalec.fr/tinypxeserver/pxesrv.zip  link is getting blocked by Sophos web protection as a high risk website (indicating "


If you have a copy and can drop it in the files here that would help me out. Also, which .bin file from the Nightly Builds do I want for this device?

Thank you,
Jason


Re: Polk County Project Proposal and BOM files added

n7ime@...
 

The Polk County Emergency Manager approved the EOC and Eagle Crest nodes in a technical meeting yesterday, and equipment has been ordered.

At the EOC, we will install a Mikrotik LHG XL dish pointed at Victor Point and a Rocket M5 + 120 Degree Sector for fill in coverage.

At Eagle Crest, we will install a pair of Rocket M5 + 120 degree Sector antennas with one facing east and one facing west. This should provide a solid bridge for Polk and Yamhill counties to the Willamette Valley Mesh (and hopefully some good infill on the Marion County side).

If equipment can be received and configured in time, installation may be able to occur late next week when the county already had some work planned on both towers. Stay tuned!


Re: Winlink Telnet Post Office

n7ime@...
 

Thanks, Richard for straightening me out. In case someone else runs into this, you need an additional Winlink service filter:



Now it works as expected!


Winlink Telnet Post Office

n7ime@...
 

I'm not having luck auto-populating the WinLink Telnet Post Office servers from the mesh.

I can manually look through the mesh status page and note RMS entries and their associated IP. If I manually add that IP address, WinLink is happy. 

Any ideas what might be breaking the auto-population? Screen shot below of what I see when I try this.

Jason


Re: Polk County Project Proposal and BOM files added

Brett Popovich KG7GDB
 

Hi Jason,

I uploaded these to the files sections.
Nice job on the proposal and analysis using Radio Mobile Online.\!
Other users on the mesh may benefit from the content and scope of this mesh project proposal and it's bill of materials as presented to the Polk County OEM leadership.
I know that the Clacackama ARES/Auxcom group is developing their own equipment list.

Please direct any questions and comments to Jason N7IME.

-Brett, KG7GDB


AREDN Mesh Fusion net with NE- Oregon Room 10.2.2020 @19:30 #Announcements

Aa Bb
 

Hello,

This Friday we are meeting with the NE-Oregon Folks on Fusion Wires X in room 40289.  The WA7ABU 444.950 repeater and the KI7FWH 147.755 simplex node will be available. Hope to hear you on the air.

73

Allan Bell
KI7FWH


Re: Concern about potential conflict with commercial licensed 5 GHz co-located on a site?

Chris Sorensen
 

Jason,

We have commercial WISP on our tower.  They stay in their commercial band channels and our ham channels are what we use, so far the last three years no issues.  The AREDN  website shows this channel structure.

Chris

N7GYL

 

From: Salemmeshnetwork@groups.io <Salemmeshnetwork@groups.io> On Behalf Of n7ime@...
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2020 11:11
To: Salemmeshnetwork@groups.io
Subject: [Salemmeshnetwork] Concern about potential conflict with commercial licensed 5 GHz co-located on a site?

 

Has anyone in the community worked through or around potential conflict with commercial, licensed 5 GHz equipment co-located on a site?

The following question came up about a potential deployment on the Polk Co. Emergency Management tower at Eagle Crest:

I expect there would be a problem deploying 5 GHz. unlicensed equipment at Eagle Crest as Online NW uses that band as well the leased tower next door. If that equipment is certified for the 4.9 GHz. public safety band you might want to try that. You might want to compare prices with Streakwave as they have more tech support. PCSO has a mobile/base license countywide that you could use as the FCC has a freeze on new licenses in that band pending a ruling on opening up the band to Critical Infrastructure or auction.

 
The general arrangement can be seen in Google Maps satellite imagery:
https://goo.gl/maps/FbFXRUJfjUu1ZonWA

There are actually four towers in close proximity, with Oneline NW on the tower immediately closest.

Thoughts? Experience to share?

Jason


Concern about potential conflict with commercial licensed 5 GHz co-located on a site?

n7ime@...
 

Has anyone in the community worked through or around potential conflict with commercial, licensed 5 GHz equipment co-located on a site?

The following question came up about a potential deployment on the Polk Co. Emergency Management tower at Eagle Crest:

I expect there would be a problem deploying 5 GHz. unlicensed equipment at Eagle Crest as Online NW uses that band as well the leased tower next door. If that equipment is certified for the 4.9 GHz. public safety band you might want to try that. You might want to compare prices with Streakwave as they have more tech support. PCSO has a mobile/base license countywide that you could use as the FCC has a freeze on new licenses in that band pending a ruling on opening up the band to Critical Infrastructure or auction.

 
The general arrangement can be seen in Google Maps satellite imagery:
https://goo.gl/maps/FbFXRUJfjUu1ZonWA

There are actually four towers in close proximity, with Oneline NW on the tower immediately closest.

Thoughts? Experience to share?

Jason


Re: Licensed tower climbers?

n7ime@...
 

Files attached to this reply in the thread; I wasn't able to upload them to the files section.
Jason


Re: Licensed tower climbers?

Richard, K9RCP
 

You need a drone op?


Licensed tower climbers?

n7ime@...
 

I have submitted a proposal to the Polk County emergency manager for an AREDN mesh project that would potentially include the tower at the EOC, and a Polk County emergency management tower on Eagle Crest.

Dean is asking if there is a licensed tower climber that we would like to use. I think I've heard there are a couple commercial climbers involved in the Willamette Valley Mesh project, but I'm not sure who they are. Are there recommendations from this community that I can pass on?

The proposal called for equipment located at about 75' on the EOC tower and 20' on the Eagle Crest tower. I've suggested we try to confirm the height on the EOC tower with drone imagery before finalizing that height, to verify that we have a clear line of site to Victor Point.

For folks that may be interested, I'll upload a copy of the project proposal to the Files section of this groups.io, and a spreadsheet with a detailed bill of material. The material list may be useful for other groups and projects. The proposal is for three phases: (1) Polk County EOC, high gain dish and a sector. (2) Mesh go kits with NSM5. (3) Eagle Crest 2 sectors (east and west). Since it is proposed in phases, I'm not sure which portions may get approved or what the timeline is yet.

Thank you!
Jason


Re: gear guide

Brett Popovich KG7GDB
 

Hi Walt,
So far, all of our devices have been individually purchased or donated.
For new devices, the easiest way to purchase is via the AREDN supported device matrix table. Clicking the link loads the Amazon page for the device, and AREDN gets some income form Amazon. Amazon has been slower in delivering devices and had somewhat higher prices since March; probably due to COVID-19 supply issues.
Dan has purchased Mikrotik radios from https://www.ispsupplies.com/ with success recently; they have fast delivery with shipping charges. I have noticed bulk pricing is available on some models.
For individual purchases, some people prefer eBay and purchasing used items. Be careful that they are offering the newer versions of devices and including PoE adapters. For example, avoid buying Ubiquiti older models using a chipset called XM with 32MB of RAM. We want to buy the XW chipset versisons with 64MB RAM and MIMO radios.
Feel free to ask for help before placing an order.

-Brett, KG7GDB


Re: Which node is 7E:C3:0C:AC:C7:59?

Brett Popovich KG7GDB
 

Hi Jason,
In Dallas, the most likely signals on Ch 177 10 MHz come from K7RTL-ROCKM5A-XW-5A5B (Hopewell Sector aiming SW), or W7RGM-NSM5-XW-7CB4 (aiming North to Hopewell). Note the final four characters of the names are the MAC addresses of these nodes.

See how your scan shows Foreign Ad-Hoc Network?
The MAC address isn't resolving correctly because you either aren't using the default SSID AREDN-10-v3 on your station, or you are using a different scanning frequency than 177.

Change your node to AREDN-10-v3 and Ch 177, save, and reboot. Do the WiFi scan again, and you should show Connected Ad-Hoc Network and two lines on the table, one for your station and one for the connected station.

As signal improves your node, and the connected node will exchange the address information, and show first the MAC, then the IP, and finally the name of the connected node. This should happen quickly if the SNR is 8 or more.

-89 is a weak signal compared to the -95 noise floor; it is only 6 dB SNR.
Switch to the Chart tool on your node, and look at the SNR tracing, using the audio feature to maximize your signal.

You are looking for a -85 dB or better signal with 100%/100% LQ/NLQ as shown on your mesh status page.

-Brett, KG7GDB


Which node is 7E:C3:0C:AC:C7:59?

n7ime@...
 

I tried a quick portable deployment on my way to work this morning and immediately found 7E:C3:0C:AC:C7:59 on Channel 177.

Since I'm not yet "on the mesh", is there a way that I can identify which node this is to better know where to aim?



Thank you!
73, Jason


Operation Save The Boats at Detroit Lake - Video link at bottom

John Jordan
 

In the days following the fires that led to evacuation of the Santiam Canyon, as a community, we began to take inventory of the many challenges that lay ahead. While fire operations, road crews, tree clearing operations, and utility work was underway, Marine Patrol Deputy Garrett Olson had visual confirmation that both Detroit Lake Marina and Kane’s Marina were destroyed. He knew that a plan to get boats out of the water was another major task among a growing list of high priority needs due to water levels in Detroit Lake. “The reservoir generally drops around 12” per day this time of year”, Deputy Olson said. He worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and county leaders to withhold the flow rate of the reservoir to keep the water levels as high as possible. This was done to afford extra time to get the boats out and to mitigate environmental impacts.
Deputy Olson started formulating a plan to get all the boats out of Detroit Lake as soon as it was safe to do so. This involved a massive communication effort to almost 250 owners who still had boats on the water. With the help of Deputy Kayla Thompson, with Search and Rescue, Deputy Olson read through hundreds of emails and created spreadsheets to track slip owners in the marina.
While the plan was being developed, Deputy Olson went around to every boat and lifted their outboard motors in case water levels dropped to unsafe levels in hopes of minimizing damage. Deputy Olson reached out to the owners of Kane’s Marina, Detroit Lake Marina, STR Towing, Ryan Valentine from MV Detail, Dave Power from Dave Power Automotive and Marine, Dennis’ Boat Shop, and Vince Castronovo to arrange extra trailers, storage and boat mechanics to assist in the removal operation.
On September 12th, Deputy Olson moved over 30 boats across the water from the Detroit Lake Marina to Kane’s Marina to help afford extra time for boat removal. There is a number of safety and environmental reasons to get the boats out of the water before levels drop down so low that they sit on the lake bed. First and foremost, boats can and do breakaway and could be carried down to the Detroit Dam causing blockage issues. There are a number of different fluids within a boat, oil, gas, and battery acid that could potentially be leaked into the waterway if the boat sat all winter long.
As the days went on, fire, weather, and water levels were closely monitored for the right window to make this removal possible. Finally, on September 20, 2020 conditions were right for the safe removal of boats from Kane’s Marina. Mongold Day Use Area Boat Ramp and Detroit Lake State Park Boat Ramp were utilized due to easy access for groups of owners and conditions. Boat owners were instructed to stage in groups of 15 at Hwy 22 @ Gates Hill Rd. From here, an O.D.O.T. pilot car, several Sheriffs’ Office vehicles along with Marion County Search and Rescue Jeep Patrol, and the U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement escorted owners up Hwy 22 to their assigned boat ramps.
All boat owners were required to sign a waiver due to them entering a Level 3 evacuation area that is still prone to falling rocks and trees. The owners would board one of the pontoon boats from the marina and be given a ride over to Kane’s Marina to retrieve their vessel.
This massive undertaking could not have been possible without the collaboration between the Oregon Department of Transportation, Marion County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol, Linn County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, Oregon Army National Guard, and a number of citizens who volunteered their time to make this happen.

https://tinyurl.com/y48hhwqw